This is part 5 of a 5-part series on best practices for enterprise cloud migration. Released weekly from the end of April to the end of May 2021, each article has covered a new phase of a business’s transition to the cloud, what to be on the lookout for, and how to ensure the journey is a success.
Check out the rest of the series here:
Part 1 – Define Your Strategy
Part 2 – Start Planning
Part 3 – Assess Readiness
Part 4 – Adopt a Cloud-First Mindset
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At this point in your journey, the goals are clearly defined, the business is operating on cloud infrastructure, and the organization is bought in across the board. That doesn’t mean your work is done. Now is the time to constantly examine your original KPIs, measure performance, and make the move toward continuous improvement.
Look for opportunities for additional cost savings and optimizations. Your goals may have changed a bit since your journey began, but they should generally be the same. Tap into department heads to better understand how your company’s shift to the cloud has saved time and money for specific business capabilities. Then, report those positive results to prove ROI to leadership and discuss how to continually optimize them.
Modern enterprises — especially those with cloud infrastructures — move fast. While the KPIs you originally set up should still be relevant, now is the time to reexamine and get more granular. Think about other ways you can leverage the cloud and grow the business, and still prove ROI.
Focus on key metrics, i.e., latency, network availability, and overhead costs. These areas of focus affect both the customer experience and the commercial performance of the business, meaning they appeal to all stakeholders. Keeping a